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CaregiverOlderWomanAccording to the Healthy Aging Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC) and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD), it is estimated that 20 percent of people age 55 years or older experience some type of mental health concern. These agencies say that the most common conditions include anxiety, severe cognitive impairment, and mood disorders such as depression or bipolar disorder. Mental health issues are often implicated as a factor in cases of suicide.

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Thanks for checking in, Amy. Yes, extreme loneliness is enormously harmful to one's mental health and many of our elders are very lonely. For some people, in-home caregivers or assisted living os the answer.
Warmest wishes,
Carol

Mental health care is important for seniors who are on the verge of cognitive decline. Some seniors might feel lonely and bored at home, the reason they become prone to several age-related diseases. Thanks for sharing the blog.

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